“But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.”
King James Version (KJV)
8:22 But Jesus said - When God calls, leave the business of the world to them who are dead to God.
Mt 8:22 Follow me. The highest of all duties, now discharged by becoming his disciple, obeying him and making his life our example. Let the dead bury their dead. Those spiritually dead will attend to the last rites of them who have died naturally.